A July 4th Reflection on the Current Crisis in the Supreme Court

Watching debates about the Supreme Court here and elsewhere is the latest study in GOP efforts to normalize the unconscionable, the corrupt, and the contra-constitutional. This is a court in which a majority of those on the right took their seats under questionable circumstances.

Of them, a cloud of corruption hangs over Thomas and Alito. Kavanaugh took he seat despite allegations against him that were not properly investigated. Questions surround his payoff of personal debts. Gorsuch’s ascension is also clouded by questions surrounding Kennedy’s departure.

And Barrett received her seat in a rush to judgment that was unlike any we have ever seen and completely contrary to the way the GOP Senate treated prior Democratic nominees (Garland). In the time since the majority took over, they have cast aside one core principle after another.

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